Drama Resource is managed by David Farmer, a freelance writer, theatre director and drama consultant. He delivers training and workshops for schools, arts organisations and language schools in the UK and worldwide. View Profile
Coming up: Drama courses in London and Norwich, Conferences in Ankara and Vienna, Directing new play premiering on 21st November 2018.
Classroom Climate and Communication: Developing Student Interaction, Teacher Presence and Rapport
Mark Almond and David Farmer lead this brand new interactive one-day workshop for educators working in any sector. The course covers a range of accessible drama games and techniques for increasing motivation, interactivity and communication in the classroom. We will demonstrate practical techniques for developing teacher presence which can be applied to the art of teaching, thereby improving classroom climate, group dynamics, presence and rapport. Thursday 11th October, London >>
Literature and Drama in Language Teaching with David Farmer and Alan Pulverness
This 50-hour course for English Language Teachers explores approaches to using literature in the language classroom and will introduce you to a wide range of drama games and activities. Sessions on the use of literature will focus on ways of promoting the habit of extensive reading and developing creative response strategies to encourage learners to become more active readers. Drama sessions are designed to boost confidence, creativity and spontaneity through role-play, drama games and improvisation. 13th – 24th August, Norwich >>
Drama Games for Language Teaching 2018
Drama games and strategies engage students in learning through lively and fun activities. They can be adapted to teach language at all levels as well as developing teamwork, self-confidence and communication skills. This unique two-week online course uses video clips of groups playing the games along with detailed explanations to equip you with a portfolio of approaches and activities to use in your teaching context. September 9 – 30 >>
Drama in the Primary Curriculum
This one-day drama CPD course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the primary curriculum, including still images, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking and many more. Participants have the opportunity to work with drama expert David Farmer, to discuss common issues with colleagues and devise solutions to put into practice. Thursday 5th July, London >> Thursday 27th September, London >>
Drama strategies – also known as drama techniques or drama conventions – are the everyday tools of the drama teacher. They help to develop enquiry skills, to encourage negotiation, understanding and creativity. They can enhance performance skills such as character development and storytelling and be used across the curriculum to actively involve students in their own learning.
Hot-seating | Conscience Alley | Freeze-Frames | Thought Tracking | Role on the Wall
Mini Downloads are short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.
The Gruffalo | Augusto Boal | Evacuees | Commedia d’ell Arte | Language Teaching | Musicians of Bremen
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